Koyo Seiko was founded in 1921 by Mr. Ikeda.
In the decennia that followed it has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of bearings and automotive steering systems.
With the merge of Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd. and Toyoda Machine works, Ltd. on January 1, 2006 JTEKT Corporation came into existence. Nowadays with a Head Office in Osaka, Japan, JTEKT Corporation has global operations in Europe, Asia, U.S and Latin America.
With activities focused on four major areas: bearing, steering, driveline and machine tools JTEKT aims at meeting the high expectations of its customers and winning the trust of the society. Highest business standards and a firm technological base combined with the engineering capabilities are JTEKT’s bedrock of growth and innovation. JTEKT’s ambition is to be among the world's top 10 automotive parts suppliers. In its four product divisions it will therefore continue to pursue excellence in product quality and reliability. JTEKT Corporation is presently the number 1 steering systems maker globally. Through consistently high levels of product quality and performance, JTEKT has earned the respect and trust of automakers and industrial manufacturers around the world. It was equally the first maker to develop electric and hydroelectric power steering systems. (more info: www.jtekt-hpi.com)
Koyo is the JTEKT Corporation brand for Bearings. JTEKT engineering and manufacturing capabilities range from super large bearings with outer diameters of seven meters to miniature bearings with inner diameters as small as one millimeter. Utilizing new materials and the latest in manufacturing technology, JTEKT Corporation has developed hybrid ceramic bearings and a variety of extreme special environment bearings to meet the increasingly severe and demanding requirements of modern industries. JTEKT Corporation stands at the forefront, as a technological leader in the world bearing industry.
JTEKT Corporation owns and operates eighteen bearings plants in seven countries and 6 R&D Technical Engineering Centers on three continents. Koyo offers innovative solutions to both original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket end users focusing on key markets such as automotive, agriculture and construction, heavy industry (steel & wind mill), gear, reducer, electric motor and general machinery.
Koyo brand has established itself with automakers and industrial manufacturers around the world and has attained ISO/TS 16949 certification at all of our bearing manufacturing and sales facilities.
Development of Integrated Logo
Integrated Brand Logo
The integrated brand logo is designed to express how the JTEKT group's three business brands are positioned and to clarify their integration. Behind it lies the commitment of KOYO, a manufacturer of bearings that facilitate industrial development, TOYODA, a manufacturer of machine tools, and JTEKT, a system supplier that also operates an automotive parts business, to contribute to a rich and abundant society through reliable technical capabilities.
The design of the central lines forming the letter "T" is based on the ancient Greek word "Tekton" (meaning a person who possesses superior technical skills, i.e. technology), from which the name JTEKT is derived.